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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 03, 2008
McKenna to provide multilingual anti-fraud support

SEATTLE—Attorney General Rob McKenna and five interpreters will arm Seattle’s Asian communities with fraud-fighting tools Saturday.

McKenna’s office, the Asian Pacific American Resource Network (APARN), and the Asian Counseling & Referral Service (ACRS) organized the Theft and Medical Fraud Prevention Event, being held this Saturday at the Asian Counseling & Referral Service office.

“Immigrants are a growing, vital part of our local economy,” McKenna said. “Unfortunately scam artists have noticed the success of new Americans and have targeted them for a variety of crimes. That’s why we’ve worked with our partners at APARN to offer multilingual information about how to guard against some of the most common frauds.”

Representatives from the AG’s office, the Social Security Administration, the Department of Health, the Federal Trade Commission, as well as other government and non-government agencies will be on hand to answer consumer questions.

McKenna’s 1:45 pm speech, about what the state is doing to fight frauds targeting senior and immigrant populations, will be translated into Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean and Vietnamese.

Who:     Attorney General Rob McKenna

What:   Theft and Medical Fraud Prevention Event

Where:  3639 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S
                Seattle, WA 98144
                (253) 596-0998

When:   10 am-2 pm, Saturday, Oct. 4

**Document shredding, donated by Iron Mountain Shredding, will be available on-site from 9 am - Noon.**

Reminder: McKenna’s presentation begins at 1:45pm

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Contacts:

Janelle Guthrie, AGO Communications Director, (360) 586-0725

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